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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

In affluent countries such as ours, it’s common for children to ask for quite a lot at Christmas. But do they ask for too much? Too often, Great Expectations does not refer to the classic Dickens novel. The requests we make can, and probably often do, put our parents under financial pressure. Some children will […]

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Are We Getting More Spoilt at Christmas? – You Decide!

Are We Getting More Spoilt at Christmas? – You Decide!

Yes, Christmas is almost upon us and for many ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’. Few will disagree that Christmas is a special time for families and is a treat for all, but are children getting more spoilt every year? If you ask your grandparents, they may get sentimental about the days when […]

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Top 5 Christmas Movies

Top 5 Christmas Movies

Okay so it is not quite Christmas yet but if you were anywhere near a comfy sofa at the weekend you will have noticed that already there are lots feel good Christmas films on the telly.

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Advent Calendars Remain Popular

Advent Calendars Remain Popular

It’s getting round to that special time of year when young people start the countdown to Christmas with an advent calendar. The Advent tradition is a religious celebration in preparation for the arrival or “advent” of the Christ Child. In 1908, the first-ever printed Advent Calendars appeared in Germany – they had a small coloured […]

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Town’s Christmas Lights Set To Thrill Youngsters

Town’s Christmas Lights Set To Thrill Youngsters

On November 30th, the Skegness Scouts, Cubs and Beavers will attend the Skegness Christmas light switch-on. Joining the ‘be prepared’ gang will be the Brownies, Rainbows and Guides. Also, there will be the Skegness Dancing Group and several more associations. And after a long hard day at the grotto, jolly old Saint Nick can be […]

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Now Can It Be Christmas Please?

Now Can It Be Christmas Please?

Well it’s December everybody, time to get the tinsel out and the christmas lights turned on…Oh no wait a minute, that happened last month.

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YJA meets the Panto Celebs

YJA meets the Panto Celebs

Cinderella is surely one of the world’s most popular fairy tales having been adapted for books, pantomimes, animations and films in many cultures. Over the Christmas period, the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln will be ensuring that the story will once again enchant young and old alike. It is in fact the first pantomime at […]

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Where exactly did the Christmas tree come from?

Where exactly did the Christmas tree come from?

Most people have them, some real some fake but where did they come from?

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A Merry Meadows Christmas

A Merry Meadows Christmas

All last term the news team at The Meadows Primary worked hard honing their writing skills and have produced a new style of newsletter for the school. Head Teacher Mrs Simmons specially commissioned the YJA team to improve and update the school newsletter and they did not disappoint. Check out what they produced by clicking […]

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YJA tv Christmas Special

YJA tv Christmas Special

Merry Christmas from us all at YJA.